Enterprise IT Contract & Purchase Optimization

Complex purchases from SAP, IBM, Oracle and more. M&A license rationalization. IT sourcing strategy. We’ve got you covered.

Client Testimonials

“I have no idea what the hospital around the corner is paying for the same system. NPI knows and can give me help negotiating the finer points of contracts... Today, we factor NPI in as a cut to our budget even before we start budgeting.”

- CIO, Denver Health

“NPI has done more than just cut IT costs. They’ve given us the confidence to seek and establish fair prices and terms and conditions every time we make an IT purchase.”

- CIO, Large Outdoor Equipment Retailer

In addition to Microsoft, Software Audit & Compliance and Network & Telecom projects, NPI performs a variety of other project-based services; all centered on IT sourcing excellence.

Complex IT Purchases

Some IT purchases are tougher than others – especially large, multi-year enterprise agreements. In addition to price benchmark analysis, cost optimization of these purchases can require specialized skills such as in-depth licensing and subscription model knowledge in order to select best-fit license types, or architecture-aware licensing expertise to explain the cost implications of environmental factors (for example, virtualization, indirect access and core vs. processor to name just a few).

Of course, Microsoft is the #1 vendor that clients bring to NPI for project services. Other commonly-serviced vendors include SAP, Oracle and IBM. For some clients VMware and Salesforce.com have now reached a level of complexity that requires license scenario modeling and usage optimization analysis in addition to multiple rounds of price benchmark analysis and negotiation strategy planning.

Projects are customized to precisely meet client needs and timelines.

Business Events and IT Sourcing Process Improvement

Because NPI works shoulder-to-shoulder with IT buying teams every day, we see first-hand the challenges they face. As a result, we perform a variety of enterprise IT sourcing advisory services to support clients in their quest for best-in-class outcomes and processes. These projects are a direct reflection of real-world client needs, and customized to fit each situation. Examples include:

  • M&A software licensing rationalization for both acquisition and divestiture situations
  • IT sourcing transformation consulting to develop a vision and roadmap based on an IT sourcing maturity model
  • ITAM strategy development and implementation planning